Potomac River near Poolesville, MD. . .
Put in at Edward's Ferry for the first time in the paper canoe and met some friends in their kayaks.
After making sure it didn't sink, and would go where I pointed it, went to play around on the water and test the different sitting positions.
Water was warm, no wind, and a great sunset made us feel like we didn't need to rush to get back before dark.
This was as close as I would get to christening the craft, as I didn't know if it would take a blow to the bow too well, and of course I didn't want to waste any beer. Ended up spilling some in the bilge anyway. . .
Paddled back to the launching area in the dark, enjoying the stillness and some more libations. While sitting in the relative darkness, a fish bigger than my hand jumped out of the water port side, flew in front of my face, and re-entered starboard side. I thought this was a good omen for the first splashing of the paper canoe.